Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Top Annual Arts Events & Festivals

Art thrives in Austin. It's apparent in our world-class museums. rocking music scene and growing film presence. Whether you are looking to view a curated collection or marvel in the stories behind street murals, Austin is a destination for creators and art lovers alike. With arts events happening…

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Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival

Experience the hottest new chefs and inventive culinary creations May 23-26, 2024 at Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival. This annual event—created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Mohawk owner James Moody and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland—is a melting pot…

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ABC Zilker Kite Festival

Welcome Spring at the ABC Kite Festival The nation’s oldest kite festival is a fresh-air ballyhoo of kite flying contests, food, games and more. Austin’s annual ABC Kite Festival takes place each spring, and is free to attend. Hundreds of colorful kites will dot the sky from morning till night. This…

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Spring & Summer Film Festivals in Austin

Austin is known for many film festivals year round. Cinephiles and industry professionals flock to the city and pack out venues to experience movie magic on the big screen. Between March and August, cinephiles can partake in several renowned film and television festivals that attract some of the…

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10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2024

The long-awaited SXSW Conference and Festivals makes its highly anticipated return to stages across Austin on March 8-16, 2024. The SXSW Music Festival brings together artists, industry professionals and music aficionados from around the world to network, enhance their careers and celebrate the…

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Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

The ridiculously funny Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival returns to Austin on April 10-21, 2024. Get ready to laugh along with your favorite comedians during the more than week long festivities! The festival is held at various venues around Downtown Austin, with headliners performing at the…

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Rodeo Austin 2024

Rodeo Austin returns to the Travis County Expo Center March 2024 as a full-blown family affair, boasting a thrilling lineup of ProRodeo events, livestock shows, daily concerts, carnival attractions and much more. The must-attend Austin event takes place daily, March 8-23, 2024. If you're planning to…

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Galentine's Day in Austin, TX

Galentine's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the incredible friendships and bonds shared among girlfriends. And what better place to celebrate girlhood than in the vibrant city of Austin? From delectable brunch spots to serene parks and exciting entertainment venues, Austin offers a plethora…

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NASCAR Returns to Austin

Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 22-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled…

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